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"Intended as an accompaniment to the 'Natural History of New-York.' The fishes, insects, shells, etc., are for the present omitted."--Memorandum, p. 
Zoology, by J.E. DeKay.--Botony, by J. Torrey.--Mineralogy, by L.C. Beck.--Geology, by W.W. Mather, E. Emmons, L. Vanuxem and J. Hall.--Palæontology, by J. Hall.--Historical and antiquarian collection.--Collection of the late H.C. De Rham, Junior